Clear Channel realigns ops management


Clear ChannelClear Channel Media and Entertainment announced Susan Karis, Western Region EVP, has left the company. Tom Schurr as its new President of Operations for its Major Markets, and Matt Martin as its new President of Operations for its 123 regional markets. Both will report to John Hogan, Chairman and CEO of Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, effective immediately.

Tom McConnell, recently appointed EVP/Operations and Hartley Adkins, EVP/Operations, will now report to Schurr and assist with company-wide initiatives in the Major markets.

Martin is the former Senior Vice President of Operations for the West Region.

Schurr, previously EVP/Operations for the Eastern Region Major Markets and a 30 year broadcast vet, will ensure that Clear Channel’s major broadcast markets have a dedicated operational focus.  Schurr began his career at Taft Broadcasting and has worked for a number of various broadcast organizations prior to Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, including Great American, Citicasters and Jacor.  At Clear Channel he has held leadership roles in a number of markets across the country, including Buffalo, Milwaukee, Sacramento, Louisville, Houston, Dallas, Nashville and more.

Schurr will be based in NYC; Martin will remain in San Antonio.

John Rohm, SVP/Operations for the Southeast Regional Markets, and two soon-to-be-named Senior Vice Presidents of Operations for the Regional Markets, will report to Martin.

The alignment also includes the promotion of Tom McConnell as an Executive Vice President of Operations for the Major Markets.  McConnell worked his way up through the ranks including Market Manager and Regional Vice President in Hartford, Conn., President and Market Manager of Boston, Mass. and Providence, R.I. and his previous role as SVP/Operations for the Northeast Regional Markets.